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Old 09-23-2006, 07:33 PM   #1
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Anyone remember this movie at all. That car was nuts.


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Old 09-23-2006, 07:59 PM   #2
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Yep.. that car was a Dodge M4S concept car, sometimes called the "Turbo Interceptor". There was a company at one time that was planning on building a kit car based around the design using the original engine, but I'm not sure what happened to them. I read an article a long time ago about the specs, but I can't find anything on it now. I know that you can get your own Dodge Daytona- the Carrol Shelby edition is best- and mod the old 2.2 engine with Direct Connection parts that will bring out about 310 hp. At least you could a few years ago, but I'm not sure if they are still selling those engines now.

Here's a website I found where a guy is trying to restore one of the cars used in the movie that was subsequently raped by other owners.

http://www.thewraithcar.com/

I can see a Buick V6 transplanted into a Fiero because it's a much better engine than anything else that will fit back there-- but not putting one in a car built for a ChryCo. It's not like 2.2's are hard to find. I think this person was just a ChryCo hater and tried to GM the poor car to death. Like most novice Chevy rodders- they have no concept of other engines, and probably don't know enough about theirs either.
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Those wheel look like the ones that came on the Jaguar XJ2200.

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Or a Corvette...

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Definitely Vette wheels.
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Old 09-23-2006, 08:07 PM   #6
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I've seen that movie several times ... and I agree.. Vette wheels.
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I love that movie and that car.
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What I was able to find out about the car is that it was a 2.2 twin turbo and was putting out something like 440hp, with a completely fiberglass body. They used that same car as an indy pace car.
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